March 20, 2014

Book Review: Killing Sarai by J.A Redmerski

Killing Sarai by J.A Redmerski (5 Stars)

Blurb from Goodreads:

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story…


Now this is what I've been looking for! :D

Its been a while since I last read a thriller book. And I am glad that I had the chance to read this one, because it just rekindled my love for these kinds of books. Being a child that has a mom who is born with books from Sidney Sheldon, Robert Ludlum and John Grisham, I had an early orientation with thiller suspense books. But as I said these books are very extreme and they tend to be very disturbing. (BUT I LOVED RAGE OF ANGELS BY SIDNEY SHELDON. IT IS JUST FANTASTIC!!) So when I found out about Killing Sarai. I was easily excited to read it because I haven’t read a suspense book for a long time. And to put it bluntly, I crave more for this series.

I loved everything about this book. The plot was pretty okay, in terms of the settings and story. It was basic and simple, but the pacing was torture at its finest. In the next pages that came, I read and read and read and read. I could not put the book down, it had me captured with the world of Sarai and Victor Faust. It has a bit of a different viewpoint that the other suspense/thriller books I’ve read. Its more of the assassin world and how it works in the dark side. It was definitely interesting and thought-provoking.

Besides that, the characters themselves were interesting. I say interesting because I find them fascinating and different compared the usual characters that I read. Do I like them? That is questionable. Because they are both twisted and innocent at the same time. Sarai a.k.a Izabel was a contrast character. She was innocent, and pure and kind. But at the same time, she’s brutal, intense and a little bit evil. With Victor, he’s silent, observing, keen and deadly, but at the same time he’s tender, he’s kind and soft. These characters contrast themselves so much. And I am drawn to their enigma.

I loved how the story was a perfect balance for me. I love thriller but I am not too good with adult suspense because they tend to be too intense and brutal for someone like me. But Killing Sarai provided me the thrill of such books in the range of a teenage mid-adult mind. I loved everything about it.


It was intense and interesting and I loved reading every page in it. It rekindled my love for thriller/suspense books. And so far. I CANNOT STOP READING THE SERIES :D

P.S: I am reading Reviving Izabel right now, and it is awesooooome. Dang. Ms. J.A. You are good ;) 

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 Born November 25, 1975, J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.




  1. Thanks for the fantastic review! :-)

    1. OMG OMG OMG. HI! :D

      It is a pleasure to review such an amazing book! :D

  2. Jules! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. I just finished reading the 3rd book about Fredrik. I'm so glad I found someone else who loved this book! Fab review, Jules!


  3. I 1-clicked this because of Dre's review but I'm glad I saw yours too. This is getting me more excited to read this one :)

    1. I hope you read it as soon as you can. I'm hooked and I am itching to read the third book :)


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